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  • Some legislators are seeking an end to the Alaska Measures of Progress and Alaska Alternate Assessment tests. Rep. Jim Colver, R-Palmer, sponsored House Bill 232, which would prohibit the Department of Early Education and Development from administering the assessments, which nearly 73,000 students i...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:29am
  • For the first time in KBBI history, the radio station dedicated a section of their music library for long-time volunteer Randi Somers. During the Jan. 14 KBBI meeting, station manager Dave Anderson and local musician Atz Kilcher honored Somers for her 36 years of service to the station....

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:17am
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    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:14am
  • A city committee intended to sunset in December got an extension to finish its work. That work should be completed today at 5:15 p.m. in the City Hall conference room when the Sustainable Animal Control Review Committee, or SACRC, meets one last time. On its agenda is reviewing draft recommendations...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:13am
  • The city has added many facilities over the past few years at the Homer Harbor: a new load-launch ramp, a new harbor office, more bathrooms, an expanded Homer Spit and harbor trail with bright pennant flags, paved parking lots at some harbor ramps and even a new covered ramp.  Despite all the p...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:11am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, support staff and teacher associations met again Jan. 13 to discuss the unresolved issue of health care for contract negotiations that began nearly one year ago. Anchorage-based lawyer Saul Friedman, who represents the school district negotiating team, tu...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:08am
  • This story has been updated to add information about a memorial reading at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Kachemak Bay Campus. Like a tsunami that sucks sea beyond shore, most in Alaska’s tightly knit literary community knew the wave of cancer holding Eva Saulitis in its grip would eventually pull her u...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:07am
  • Homer District Court Judge Margaret Murphy continued until next month a case involving alleged helicopter hunting on the Discovery TV reality show “Alaska: The Last Frontier.”  Wilma TV, Atz Lee Kilcher and his wife Jane Kilcher are charged with using a helicopter to hunt black bear in the ...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 8:37am
  • For schools on the Kenai Peninsula, schools with students in poverty is more of a norm than an anomaly. The road to achieving educational goals is often more difficult at these schools than for schools with affluent populations. Students have different concerns, more heavy than passing a test or fin...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 8:29am
  • A high tide of 21.1 feet fills up Beluga Slough on Monday as the sun sets at 4:32 p.m. Homer gained 22 minutes of daylight this week compared to last Thursday....

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 8:27am

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